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Academic Senate of Rochester Institute of Technology                 

 Thursday, November 16, 2017    12:00 - 1:50 P.M.                                                        Room : Slaughter Hall (CIMS)/ 2230-2240                                              

Item Time Topic Level Presenter(s) Notes
1 12:00 Call to Order   Chiavaroli  
2 12:02 Communication Officer's Report (Minutes) A Ruhling  
3 12:05 Executive Committee Report I Chiavaroli Constituencies Information Questions/Comments
4 12:15 Robert's Rule of the Week I Johnson  
5 12:20 Ombuds Office Update I Twyman1  
6 12:30 Membership on Committees A Chiavaroli  
7 12:50 SRATE Motion and Charge I/D/A Chiavaroli Report results and open for any late comments
8 1:10 Policy D01.4, The General Education Framework A

Perez-Hardy2 Hane3

9 1:30 New Business A Ettlie  
10 1:50 Adjournment   Chiavaroli  

Level: I = Information, D = Discussion, A = Action

  1. Lee Twyman, RIT Ombudsperson
  2. Sylvia-Perez Hardy, ICC Chair
  3. Elizabeth Hane, General Education Committee


4.1   The Academic Senate shall be the legislative and representative agency of the faculty.

4.2   The Senate is empowered to formulate legislation in areas of academic policy affecting more than one college of the university (cf. Article III, 3.1, above). The legislative decisions of the Senate are submitted to the provost for further action.

4.3   The Senate shall also offer advice and recommendation covering other matters of university welfare (cf. Article III, 3.2, above). Its advice and recommendations are submitted to the relevant vice president, the provost, the president, or the Institute Council.

4.4   The Senate shall act upon other resolutions, recommendations, or proposals submitted by the faculty of any college, department, or committee of the Senate and pertaining to the academic governance or the general welfare of the university.

4.5   The Senate may enact and amend its own bylaws.